Tsvangirai was supposed to join Mugabe for UN trip in 2009

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was supposed to join President Robert Mugabe’s delegation to the United Nations general assembly in September 2009, but it is not clear whether he did so or not.

At the time his Movement for Democratic Change was thinking of pulling out of the inclusive government.

According to a cable released by Wikileaks, Tsvangirai was the odd one out, but the cable even says his attendance was possible but unconfirmed.

 

Full cable:

 

Viewing cable 09HARARE632, ZIMBABWE'S UNGA HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE

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Reference ID

Created

Released

Classification

Origin

09HARARE632

2009-08-04 13:42

2011-08-30 01:44

UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Embassy Harare

VZCZCXRO4297

OO RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHJO RUEHMR RUEHRN

DE RUEHSB #0632 2161342

ZNR UUUUU ZZH

O 041342Z AUG 09

FM AMEMBASSY HARARE

TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4783

INFO RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AF DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE

RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 2000

UNCLAS HARARE 000632

 

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS

 

FOR IO/UNP:SUN, USUN:DUGAN, NSC:BROWN AND AF/RSA:MAZEL

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP CVIS UNGA ZI

SUBJECT: ZIMBABWE'S UNGA HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE

 

REF: STATE 68590

 

1. (U) Post has been advised that the following individuals

will attend UNGA:

 

A. Attendance of the Head of State:

Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President

Exact date/time of arrival/departure not available.

Grace Mugabe, First Lady, will accompany the President.

No interpretation required.

 

B. Attendance of Head of Government:

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, Prime Minister (attendance

possible but unconfirmed)

Exact date/time of arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

C. Attendance of Foreign Minister:

S.S. Mumbengegwi, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Exact date/time of arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

D. Other VIPs:

Ambassador J.M. Bimha, Secretary for Foreign Affairs:

Exact date/time of arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

Ambassador M.S. Kajese, Chief of Protocol:

Exact date/time of arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

G. Charamba, Secretary for Information and Publicity:

Exact date/time of arrival/departure not available.

No spouse will accompany.

No interpretation required.

 

E. Attendance of the Foreign Ministry official responsible

for IO

affairs: Unknown

 

DHANANI

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